Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 10 day

Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 10 day

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Description

Take a ten-day voyage of discovery to the Great White Continent. Travel on a comfortable expedition vessel with an expert crew and experienced polar scientists to guarantee you have the most in-depth and exciting journey possible. With the crew constantly monitoring conditions and wildlife-spotting opportunities, every expedition delivers one-of-a-kind experiences. Discover penguin rookeries that number in the thousands, cruise beneath icebergs in a Zodiac and hike rocky shores to long-abandoned whaling posts. This is an Antarctic adventure that will stay with you forever.

Trip Name
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 10 day
Last Updated
2020-03-06
Days
10
Capacity
199
Highlights
  • Travel with a team of polar experts for the best chances of spotting wildlife on land and in the water and learn about how to conserve their habitats.
  • Discover the Great White Continent by Zodiac, on foot or even with optional adventure options like kayaking and cross-country skiing!
  • Explore in comfort on a vessel fitted with health and wellness facilities like a gym, a spa, an onboard clinic and fantastic bar and dining services.
  • Travel for good on a carbon-neutral voyage that only serves sustainable seafood, reduces single-use plastics and minimises environmental impact wherever possible.
  • Head to the Antarctic Peninsula Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, both areas that are known for their diverse wildlife and dramatic landscapes.

Itinerary

No two Polar voyages are the same and this is part of the excitement of travelling in these remote regions. Weather, ice conditions and wildlife will all affect where your ship is able to access, and most importantly, where your Expedition Team think you will get the best possible experience from your trip. On board, daily updates are given to advise what the specific itinerary will be for the next day based on local conditions. Published itineraries cannot be guaranteed but an amazing voyage full of adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences is guaranteed.

Day 1 - Ushuaia – Embarkation Day
Welcome to Ushuaia! Make your own way to port for a 3 pm embarkation time. There’s no time to waste as we set sail along the Beagle Channel, where you can get your first taste of the wonders to come. Members of the expedition team will help you spot wildlife like penguins, sea lions and black-browed albatross. Members of the expedition team will help you spot wildlife from the deck. Enjoy your first dinner on board and get to know your crew and fellow travellers.
Day 2-3 - Drake Passage
Spend roughly two days crossing the infamous Drake Passage, named after the English explorer, Sir Frances Drake, even though the first successful crossing was achieved by the Dutch navigator Willem Schouten. Get prepared for your time in Antarctica with the first of your onboard lectures, presented by the scientists who are accompanying your tour.
Day 4-7 - Antarctic Peninsula – South Shetland Islands
Spend the next four days exploring the Great White Continent. While every departure will be different, you can expect to make twice-daily excursions in search of wildlife and polar wonders. One day might see you cruising around icebergs on a Zodiac, the next you might find yourself hiking to an Adelie penguin rookery. Maybe you’ll see the wreckage of a whaling ship off Enterprise Island, or see the hut that sheltered a Swedish expedition crew over 100 years ago in Hope Bay. In the evenings you can enjoy talks and presentations from the expert team for more detailed insight into this incredible environment and its inhabitants. It is also possible to organise optional excursions at your own expense such as kayaking, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, camping and even a polar plunge!
Day 8-9 - Drake Passage
Return to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. Get your last wildlife-spotting done from the deck and enjoy the final presentations from the team. This is a good chance to start editing your photos and jotting last thoughts down in your diary before you hit land again.
Day 10 - Ushuaia – Disembarkation Day
Arrive in Ushuaia and disembark after breakfast.

Trip Dates

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Accommodation

Expedition Voyage (9 nights)

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,Zodiac

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